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Boring out center of rims?
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 7:20 PM
I got me a set of 16' inch wrx rims for my 03 sunfire off the local trade site and the rears fit great but the fronts won't stay tight and wobble and I was reading on here the bore on the center of the wrx wheels is smaller. Can the rims be modified to work or am I out of luck?

Re: Boring out center of rims?
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 8:53 PM
short answer, yes

long answer, I'm not gonna find a machine shop willing to do it for you in your area.



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Re: Boring out center of rims?
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 10:28 PM
Maybe before u do that check to see if ur rims require the hub centric ring to keep things in place. Sometimes they fall off or just get worn


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Re: Boring out center of rims?
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:08 PM
Has anyone of you tried using KMC tires and rims? I'm planning to check out new rims.
Re: Boring out center of rims?
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:47 PM
J bodies have a 57.1mm hub bore front and rear. Subaru is 56.1mm so they technically won't fit without some "massaging" of the wheel hub bore diameter.




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Re: Boring out center of rims?
Thursday, June 22, 2017 5:42 PM
As roofy said, it's 1mm difference. Shouldn't take more than a few minutes by hand with some high grit sandpaper to remove enough for them to fit.



Re: Boring out center of rims?
Thursday, June 22, 2017 6:59 PM
I'll check that out. Thank you for mentioning it!
Re: Boring out center of rims?
Friday, June 23, 2017 4:38 AM
Diana roofy and I were talking to the op about subaru wheels on a jbody.

I'm not familiar with Kmc wheels but most aftermarket wheel companies have a larger hub bore (typically 73.1mm). You would want to run hubcentric rings to fill the void between the wheel bore and the hub on the car. I would suggest starting your own thread on here if you have a question that doesn't necessarily pertain to the original post. That way the information you get is geared towards your question and not somebody else's post.



Re: Boring out center of rims?
Monday, July 24, 2017 1:48 PM
Agreed with Blue2000 regarding wrx wheels
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